The Breastfeeding in Public Debate
Well, this image just about says it all, doesn’t it? Just think about if for a minute (or less). Even in Canada, where women have won the right to go topless and to breastfeed in public, the debate rages with a lot of anger directed at moms who dare to bare a breast in order to feed her baby. Having a legal right to breastfeed in public doesn’t guarantee that police wont arrest you for creating a public disturbance (even if there is no “public” being disturbed – police have the right to be disturbed in Canada). I was breast fed, my children were breast fed and I am sure that my grandchildren got to be acquainted with their mothers’ breasts. After all, it is a natural thing to do.
Rather than add a heated voice to the debate, I will simply ask you to look at the images and then to consider where your emotional response comes from, what that emotional response says about yourself rather than women who breast feed babies.
Update: Here are a few very interesting ,contemporary articles that look at breastfeeding:
Breastfeeding dolls reactionhttp://news.yahoo.com/breastfeeding-baby-doll-creepy-groundbreaking-183301828.html
Bill O’Reilly’s reaction on Fox TV https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1868177216521
Time Magazine “Are you Mom Enough?” http://www.thegloss.com/2012/05/10/culture/time-breastfeeding-cover-reactions-822/